The sporting weekend in pictures

PA Sport staff
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The FA Cup third round took centre-stage this weekend with eighth-tier Marine hosting Tottenham and Sky Bet League Two Crawley shocking Leeds.

Elsewhere, Bristol underlined their Gallagher Premiership title credentials by beating reigning champions Exeter 20-7 at Sandy Park.

Paddy Jackson landed a tricky conversion in the final minute to rescue a 27-27 draw for London Irish at The Stoop that extended Harlequins’ victory drought to over a month.

In racing, Paul Nicholls enjoyed another memorable Saturday after saddling seven winners across the three jump meetings in Britain, while Secret Reprieve provided proud Welshman Evan Williams with victory in the Coral Welsh Grand National at Chepstow.

Marine v Tottenham Hotspur – Emirates FA Cup – Third Round – Rossett Park
Marine’s Neil Kengni rattled the Tottenham crossbar with the scores goalless (Martin Rickett/PA)
But Spurs went on to win 5-0 with youngster Alfie Devine, right, grabbing a debut goal
But Spurs went on to win 5-0 with youngster Alfie Devine, right, grabbing a debut goal (Martin Rickett/PA)
Marine v Tottenham Hotspur – Emirates FA Cup – Third Round – Rossett Park
There were even a smattering of supporters able to watch from their back gardens (Martin Rickett/PA)
Crawley Town v Leeds United – Emirates FA Cup – Third Round – People’s Pension Stadium
League Two Crawley were shock 3-0 winners against Leeds (Adam Davy/PA)
Crawley Town v Leeds United – Emirates FA Cup – Third Round – People’s Pension Stadium
Town even handed a debut to former TOWIE star Mark Wright (Adam Davy/PA)
Jason Steele atoned for an earlier error by  making four saves in the shoot-out as Brighton avoided a cup upset at League Two Newport
Jason Steele atoned for an earlier error by making four saves in the shoot-out as Brighton avoided a cup upset at League Two Newport (Nick Potts/PA)
Manchester City v Birmingham City – Emirates FA Cup – Third Round – Etihad Stadium
Tributes were left outside Manchester City’s ground to their player Colin Bell, who died earlier this week (Mike Egerton/PA)
Alfredo Morelos' brace at 10-man Aberdeen helped Rangers move 22 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership
Alfredo Morelos’ brace at 10-man Aberdeen helped Rangers move 22 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership (Jane Barlow/PA)
Exeter Chiefs v Bristol Bears – Gallagher Premiership – Sandy Park
Bristol Bears’ Ratu Naulago celebrates after the final whistle against Exeter (Simon Galloway/PA)
Paddy Jackson earned a late draw for London Irish at Harlequins
Paddy Jackson earned a late draw for London Irish at Harlequins (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Kempton Park Races – January 9th
McFabulous, ridden by Harry Cobden, on the way to victory at Kempton (Alan Crowhurst/PA)
Coral Welsh Grand National – Chepstow Racecourse
Secret Reprieve and jockey Adam Wedge celebrate winning the Welsh Grand National (David Davies/PA)